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Gridded pollen-based Holocene regional plant cover in temperate and northern subtropical China suitable for climate modelling

Gridded pollen-based Holocene regional plant cover in temperate and northern subtropical China suitable for climate modelling

New paper by Li F, Gaillard M-J, Cao X, Herzschuh U, Sugita S, Ni J, Zhao Y, An C, Huang X, Li Y, Liu H, Sun A and Yao Y.

In their paper published in Earth System Science Data, Li et al. present "the first gridded and temporally continuous quantitative pollen-based plant-cover reconstruction for temperate and northern subtropical China over the Holocene (11.7‚ÄČka to present) obtained by applying the Regional Estimates of VEgetation Abundance from Large Sites (REVEALS) model."

The aims of the authors is:

* to provide a dataset of pollen-based land cover for the circa 12 millenia that would be suitable for paleoclimate modelling; and

*fFor the evaluation of simulated past vegeration cover from dynamic vegetation models and anthropogenic land-cover change (ALCC) scenarios. 

The authors explain how the REVEALS reconstruction was achieved, what the dataset includes, the protocol used for the selection of the pollen records and the REVEALS application. They also explain the major rationales behind the protocol, and discuss the reliability and limitations of this dataset, its current and potential uses. 

The dataset is available at the National Tibetan Plateau Data Center (TPDC; Li, 2022; https://doi.org/10.11888/Paleoenv.tpdc.272292).

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